Nissan Motor Co. has announced the recall of 79,275 vehicles due to fuel system problems. The recalled Nissan vehicles include the Juke, Infiniti M, and QX models from 2011-2012. While no accidents or injuries have been reported in connection with the defect, incidents involving fuel leakage have been reported since November 2011.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the problem stems from the vehicles’ fuel-pressure sensors. Apparently, the sensors were not tightened properly and can come loose from heat and vibration. Also, if the sensors become dislodged, fuel can leak from the opening and potentially cause a fire. Nissan will replace the fuel sensors for free beginning March 19th. In the two weeks prior to this recall, Nissan recalled almost 1,000 Altima and Versa sedans due to problems with side airbags, and 36,000 Versa sedans for gearshift problems.
Problems with fuel leakage, airbags, and transmissions can result in the use, value, and safety of the vehicle being compromised. When these problems cannot be fixed in a reasonable number of repair attempts, your vehicle is a lemon pursuant to the California Lemon Law.
If you believe your vehicle qualifies as a lemon, Howard D. Silver, the Riverside lemon law attorney, can help. For more information, call the Law Offices of Howard D. Silver today at (866) 49-LEMON for a free consultation.